By Jeremy Eden, Terri Long Published Aug. 20, 2014 12:00 p.m.
“The blinding rate of innovation over the past few decades has turned yesterday’s ‘impossible’ into today’s ‘of course.’ But one area has experienced a near complete lack of innovation over that same time period: the ways executives manage and problem solve have barely changed. In fact, management innovation has done little to nothing to ease the burden of dealing with the growing complexity and decreasing resources that most large companies face.
The key to innovating management practices lies with two old terms that frankly are now rather tired, due in no small part to the fact that so few companies do either of them well for extended periods of time. Those two terms, inextricably linked, are employee engagement, without which you will not succeed at the second, which is continuous improvement.”
About Jeremy Eden & Terri Long | Jeremy Eden and Terri Long have worked with the CEOs of a wide range of companies to guide their teams through a galvanizing earnings growth process. They have worked with companies such as PNC Financial, H.J. Heinz, Manpower, The Schwan Food Company, Energy East, Webster Financial, and Standard Register, among many others. As a McKinsey & Co. consultant, Jeremy served clients such as Goldman Sachs, Hilton, and Travelers Insurance. Jeremy then left to develop what is now the Harvest Earnings innovative Idea Harvest process. Terri was in the corporate banking world for nearly two decades in a number of customer-facing senior roles, including at U.S. Bancorp. They are now the Co-CEOs of Harvest Earnings Group headquartered in Chicago.www.harvestearnings.com